SUPPORTING YOUR CHOICES
Breastfeeding may be the biological norm for feeding our babies, but it certainly doesn’t always come naturally. It’s a skill. A skill that requires practice, many attempts, time to perfect and the ability to change with our baby’s needs.
As a voluntary breastfeeding peer supporter since February 2014 and a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor since 2021, I’ve run twice weekly free breastfeeding groups in all sorts of locations: children’s centres, postnatal ward, NICU ward, with the local Infant Feeding Team, online throughout the pandemic, at playgroups as well as answering calls on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. There is very little about breastfeeding, a parent’s initial struggle and desire to breastfeed; that I have not witnessed or supported.
If I can’t solve a mum’s problem, I will always signpost you to someone who can.
I am known locally as kind, pragmatic, your biggest cheerleader and help mums daily to achieve their dreams of breastfeeding painlessly and for longer than they ever anticipated. For this reason, the local breastfeeding rates are amongst the highest in the county and I am often attributed to that success.
If you’re looking for a non-judgemental, kind, supportive, listening help, then get in touch.
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Physical and emotional recovery for mum and baby, processing birth trauma, breastfeeding, understanding baby’s biological development, sleep support, a changing couple’s relationship, expressing breastmilk, combination feeding of breastmilk and formula, introducing bottles, helping a 6 month baby to start solids, returning to work whilst breastfeeding. The list goes on. I offer 1:1 sessions or group workshops